Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $56,049)
The Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Formula Grant Program (RSAT) assists states and local governments in developing and implementing substance abuse treatment programs in state and local correctional and detention facilities. The RSAT Program also assists states and local governments in creating and maintaining community-based aftercare services for offenders who are released from institutionally based substance abuse programs. RSAT Formula Grant funds may be used to implement three types of programs. At least 10 percent of the total state allocation for FY 2007 shall be made available to local correctional and detention facilities (provided such facilities exist) for either residential substance abuse treatment programs or jail-based substance abuse treatment programs as defined below.
The South Dakota, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse will use the FY 2007 RSAT funds to continue operations associated with the Juvenile Correctional Facility STARS Program. Specifically, funds will be used to support staff positions, pay for urinalysis testing, and fund the aftercare program. The STAR Academy clients will receive alcohol and drug treatment services during their entire stay within the program. After completion of the program, the QUEST Center and Youth Challenge Center sponsored aftercare components will last a minimum of 6 months. Services will include a holistic approach, comprised of direct and ancillary services, guidance, and support while participants prepare to re-enter society. The following services will be available for the clients: intensive outpatient treatment; continuing care; relapse prevention; sexual abuse counseling; education; employment services; job training; life skills; corrective thinking; 12 step programs; medical, dental, and vision care; psychiatric support; and psychological counseling.